|2/13/2013 11:30:00 AM|
James M. “Jim” Henry, 71, Morris passed away peacefully Feb. 4, 2013, in Health Park Hospital, Fort Myers, Fla., with his loving wife and family at his bedside.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at U. C. Davis & Sons Funeral Home Ltd., Morris. The Rev. Steve Larson of First Baptist Church will officiate. Cremation rites were conducted by the Lee County Cremation Service in Fort Myers, Fla.
Friends may call from 1 p.m. until the time of services Saturday in the funeral home.
Mr. Henry was born Oct. 17, 1941, in the home of his parents, Earl and Beulah (Sparks) Henry in Washington County, Mo. He married the love of his life, Mary J. Bolwin on Oct. 20, 1961, in Potosi, Mo.
Jim spent 45 years managing various commercial cookie bakeries throughout the Midwest. The bakeries included Formel, Cookie Kingdom and Crescent Bakery. In 2004, he retired from Brownie Specialty Products in Gardner and then joined his sons in the H & S Contracting Co. in Morris and Oglesby.
Together with his wife they spent winters in Florida where Jim could be found fishing with his buddies in the Gulf of Mexico or on the links enjoying a good game of golf. He loved to visit and spend time with his many friends and family especially his grandchildren. He was a member of the American Legion Post in Fort Myers Beach. He also enjoyed spending time at John Martin Steele Post 6049 VFW in Morris where his wife Mary is a member of the Ladies Auxiliary.
Surviving is his loving wife of more than 51 years and best friend Mary and their four children, Michael (Janette) Henry of Columbia, Mo., Kenneth (Christie George) Henry, Shannon Henry and Kevin (Tracy) Henry, all of Oglesby; 13 grandchildren, Jocelyn (Justin) Irish, Kelsie Henry, David and Stacey Henry, Jake and Tori George, Sarah Henry, Joshua Jett, Samantha, Briza and Mercedes Henry, Taylor and Tatum Duncan; two great-grandchildren, Alix and Jayden; three sisters, Doris Gardner of California, Wilma (Brad) Wright and Marie Gamble, both of Mineral Point, Mo.; four brothers, Velbert Henry of Paducah, Ky., Alvin Henry of Potosi, Mo., Raymond (Darlene) Henry of Lake of the Ozarks, Mo., and Edward (Donna Henry of Mineral Point, Mo.; two sisters-in-law, Joanne Henry of Fort Myers and Claudine Henry Rasnic of Park Hills, Mo.; along with several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded by his parents; one grandson, Robert Henry; and five brothers, Junior, Cecil, Melvin, Freddie and the twin brother of Alvin, Alfred, who passed away at birth.
Preferred form of remembrance would be memorial gifts directed to Operation St. Nick or the donors choice.
Online condolences can be extended to Jim’s family at www.ucdavisandsons.com.
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